MODERN CANADA

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Modern Canada

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Question 1
Canada’s modern energy industry began with the discovery of oil in 1947 in which province?
A
Québec
B
Alberta
C
Manitoba
D
British Columbia
Question 2
Canadian football teams compete in the Canadian Football League for which trophy?
A
The Red Cup
B
The Black Cup
C
The White Cup
D
The Grey Cup
Question 3
When was the Canadian Pension Plan introduced?
A
1947
B
1940
C
1920
D
1965
Question 4
What is Canada’s official summer sport?
A
Hockey
B
Soccer
C
Football
D
Lacrosse
Question 5
Terry Fox, a British Columbian, tried to run across Canada in the “Marathon of Hope” to raise money for what?
A
Cancer research
B
Parkinson’s disease research
C
Multiple Sclerosis research
D
Heart disease research
Question 6
Which of these was not invented by a Canadian inventor?
A
Electric light bulbs
B
The heart pacemaker
C
The television
D
The telephone
Question 7
What organizations has Canada joined?
A
NATO
B
NORAD
C
UN
D
All of these
Question 8
Canadian James Naismith invented which sport in 1891?
A
Basketball
B
Baseball
C
American football
D
Korfball
Question 9
Which war did Canadian troops fight in as part of a United Nations force between 1950 and 1953?
A
Korea
B
Laos
C
Vietnam
D
Cambodia
Question 10
In what year was an Act passed which guarantees equal access to French and English federal government services?
A
1979
B
1959
C
1969
D
1989
Question 11
Canadians Sir Frederick Banting and Charles Best discovered which revolutionary drug?
A
Warfarin
B
Viagra
C
Insulin
D
Penicillin
Question 12
Which of these is currently Canada’s largest trade partner?
A
United States
B
European Union
C
Mexico
D
China
Question 13
Who were the last group of Canadians, in 1960, to get the vote?
A
Mexican Canadians
B
Chinese Canadians
C
Japanese Canadians
D
Aboriginal Canadians
Question 14
Perhaps Canada’s best-known contribution to the visual arts is…?
A
The Group of Eight
B
The Group of Six
C
The Group of Four
D
The Group of Seven
Question 15
Federal government (un)employment insurance was introduced in Canada in which year?
A
1960
B
1950
C
1930
D
1940
Question 16
How many times have referendums produced a negative result for Québec sovereignty?
A
Never
B
Once
C
Twice
D
Three times
Question 17
Canadian company Research in Motion is best known for its invention which communications device?
A
The iPhone
B
Galaxy phone
C
The BlackBerry
D
Nokia phone
Question 18
Who developed the Standard Time Zone system?
A
Sir Sanford Fleming
B
Charles Best
C
Joseph Bombardier
D
Alexander Graham Bell
Question 19
In which year did Donovan Bailey of Canada break the 100m world record and become a double Olympic gold medallist?
A
200
B
1988
C
1992
D
1996
Question 20
What have Canadians Sidney Altman, Richard Lee Taylor, Michael Smith, Bertram Brockhouse, Gerhardt Hertzberg, and John Polanyi all got in common?
A
They’ve all won Pulitzer prizes
B
They’ve all won Nobel prizes
C
They’ve all won Oscars
D
They’ve all won Emmys
Question 21
In 1975, Canada welcomed over 50,000 refugees from which country?
A
South Africa
B
Vietnam
C
Hungary
D
Ethiopia
Question 22
The period of rapid change in Québec in the 1960s was called what?
A
The quiet revolution
B
The French Revolution
C
The noisy revolution
D
The Québec revolution
Question 23
Widely regarded as the greatest hockey player of all time, which Canadian team did Wayne Gretzky play for between 1979 and 1988?
A
Edmonton Oilers
B
Montréal Canadiens
C
Toronto Maple Leafs
D
Ottawa Senators
Question 24
In which year did Canada pass the threshold that more than 50% of its population had adequate food, shelter, and clothing?
A
1927
B
1957
C
1947
D
1951
Question 25
When was La Francophonie founded?
A
1950
B
1970
C
1947
D
1975
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